Playing Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em gained popularity after networks like ESPN began televising the game.  As they watched, home viewers began to like the game and realize that it wasn’t that difficult.  They also saw that it was fun!

Each player is dealt two cards face down after adding money to the pot (“the bet”).  As “the bet” makes its way around the table, other players will also add money.  When it is back to you, you must put in enough money to match the highest bet or you may get out.  If you choose to put more than the highest bet, then you are making a “raise” and anyone else who wants to stay in must match your raise.  At any point, you can get out or “quit” by “folding”.

Once the players staying in, have decided to match the bets and raises, the dealer puts three cards in the middle of the table, face up.  These are “community” cards, and all players at the table are able to use these cards to attempt to create a winning hand.

For example, if you had a King in your hand, and you see a King in the community cards, you could pick up the card and would now have a pair of Kings.

After that, another round of betting begins, just like the first round.  If everyone else but you “folds”, then you win the pot.  Otherwise, everyone matches the bet and raises and proceeds.

Two more community cards are placed one at a time.  If at least two of the players are still in the game, then the remaining players must show their cards.  The player with the best hand wins the pot.

Everi and VizExplorer partner to deliver suspicious activity analytics

Everi Holdings has entered into an integration and technology license agreement with VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions to the gaming industry. Pursuant to the new partnership, VizExplorer will be Everi’s exclusive partner for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems and Everi Payments will integrate VizExplorer’s proprietary platform with […] Continue Reading…

Ainsworth and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announce strategic partnership

Ainsworth Game Technology and leading global video game developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Ainsworth’s expertise in the casino gaming business with Bandai Namco’s video game IP and globally well-known characters and brands.
Ainsworth and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment are developing casino products […] Continue Reading…

MGM National Harbor to open December 8

Bringing the first luxury gaming resort experience to the Capital Region, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor will make its highly anticipated debut Thursday, December 8, just minutes from Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River.
The resort now is accepting room reservations for stays beginning December 10 […] Continue Reading…

G2E Product Preview—INTERBLOCK

Luxury gaming manufacturer and Electronic Table Game market leader Interblock arrives at booth #1239 of Global Gaming Expo 2016 with new products and features, new key personnel, and a message to its customers: Interblock Electronic Table Games are an essential part of the casino floor.
“Interblock’s ETGs reach across gender […] Continue Reading…

Global Poker League Week 9: Clean Sweep for Adams and Bonomo, Moscow Wolverines Lead Euarasia Conference

An exciting day of Global Poker League heads-up matches played out yesterday. Two players even signed for clean sweeps in the Eurasia conference mano-a-mano fights.
Rome Emperors vs. Hong Kong Stars
Timothy Adams vs. Weiyi Zhang
Timothy Adams was the first one to score three wins. The Rome Emperors player had Hong […] Continue Reading…